PFAS in Automotive Technologies of the Future

    The German Association of the Automotive industry (VDA) represents more than 600 companies in the vehicle industry, which produce in germany. The automotive industry has the highest turnover of any sector in the german economy. Together we research and produce to bring about the clean, safe, and sustainable mobility of the future. A large proportion of vehicles is still built in germany, despite the much more dynamic growth in production in other countries. it is therefore vital to avoid any additional burdens hampering german competitiveness. That includes uncertainties in the regulations, and restrictions on the spectrum of materials required. Extensive limitation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – a group of around 4,700 different compounds – would have far-reaching impacts on the automotive industry, which are described in this document.